Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 April 2017 firmware update rolls out

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 picks up minor update address small issue while switching power sources.

Microsoft has released a new firmware update for its Surface Pro 3 device. The April rollout is yet another minor update that improves the system performance and stability of the tablet while switching power sources.

According to the Microsoft changelog on the Surface Pro 3 Update History support page, there is the complete list of changes:

  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware: 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

The new April 2017 firmware update for Surface Pro 3 should download and install automatically. However, if you have not received the update on your Surface, then go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and try to force the download manually.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.